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    Any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds?

    Like the title says... Anyone got any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds? We're keeping our home fairly star, but other people I know are struggling more....

    This type of thing https://www.amazon.co.uk/PBELE-Perso...EJL&ref=plSrch

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    Re: Any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds?

    I used to live in a house that was cooled by an evaporative cooler. It was huge, though. It was the central a/c. Many people here in the desert area use these 'swamp coolers' as they're called.

    I have used portable a/c's, fans and central a/c's as well. In my opinion, as long as the air is not directed toward the birds you should be okay.
    Right now it's pretty dang hot in the desert, record-breaking triple digits over 122 degrees Fahrenheit. I have 2 registers in my living room ceiling where the birds are housed. I simply closed the register closest to the birds and leave the other one open. I'm also using a floor fan. It's never pointed toward the birds.

    You should be okay with that unit, Helen. Looks like a nice one.
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    Re: Any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds?

    Small is beneficial in this case - my car has air con, but hubby's doesn't!

    Dad has a bigger one of these.

    122. Wow. I thought we were hot here at mid-thirties - though apparently heathrow airport will hit 39 this weekend (which should be hot enough to make the tarmac tacky and cause planes to be grounde

    In your language, i think we're around 102... which is hot for UK standards - but then we're not used to it. Like i said - hubby has no air con in his car. Half our offices and buildings don't either - and most private homes don't either. Fortunately our home has better thermal stability than most! In fact, I've been using my work from home privileges gleefully as my house is cooler than my office most of the time

    Thanks for the comments on the unit - I should have known I'd get a reply from you. You're used to these temps x


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    Re: Any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds?

    When we were in ND, we didn't have a/c in our vehicles either.
    Swamp coolers are what we call them down here. They don't do real well in HIGH humidity areas or where temps drop below freezing. But you should be okay there.

    We had high humidity in Nicaragua, so instead of swamp coolers/evap. cooling, we put wet towels with the ends in buckets of water over our fans (Basically the same thing but unfiltered.) I just made sure the birds didn't get drafts... nothing blew directly at them.
    Here we have a problem with units freezing up, so use swamp coolers inside and outside in the summer and central heat in the winter.
    The only real difficulty is size and number.
    Each room has either birds or people and some both, so to keep the house cool we put a small one in each room. That's another benefit of ranch and cottage houses here.

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    Re: Any thoughts on evaporative air conditioning around birds?

    Dang that it hot for the UK!! Thankfully I live in the mountains and it has never hit 100 here. 95 once then it dropped to 90. We had swamp coolers when I lived in the valley years ago and they worked fine in the high heat. My sister uses one and Sam and Mango love it. They are bird safe. As usual I would run it a few times away from Sammy to get rid of factory smells.
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